Anti-Western

Amru al-Absi, July 2013

“For us, the infidels are those who cooperate with the West to fight Islam.” “Meeting al-Qaeda in Syria,” Al Jazeera, July 9, 2013, http://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/middleeast/2013/07/80596.html.

Ali Khamenei, May 11, 2013

“Today, a number of western intellectuals feel that they are in danger on the issue of women. Issues such as homosexuality result from such an outlook. This outlook is, definitely, one of the factors which will lead to the fall of western civilization.”“Supreme Leader Meets with Outstanding Women,” The Office of the Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khamenei, May 22, 2013, http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/?p=contentShow&id=10676.

Qasim al-Raymi, Emir (leader) of AQAP, Spring 2013

“The two-decade war has not laid down its burden, rather it is at its peak. The war between you [America] and us has not ceased, we suffer hardships and you suffer too, we are killed as you are killed but we have a hope from Allah (for the reward, i.e. Paradise) that for which you hope not…”Qasim Al-Raymi, “Message to the American Nation,” Inspire, 11 (2013): 8-9.

Ibrahim al-Rubaish, Senior Cleric, Winter 2012

America wanted to deceive its nation by portraying its war as a war against particular individuals so with death of individuals war will ended [sic]. In that way America’s administration feel[s] some sort of victory by killing certain individuals. Just like what happened when they killed Shaykh Usama Bin Laden… Those miserable people haven’t yet realized that their war is waged against a nation that has principles and fundamentals. These principles gain life in the Muslims’ heart when their supporters are martyred for their sake. The clearest of evidence is the long list of the martyred mujahideen that hasn’t weaken [sic] jihad. Instead, jihad operations often increase. Shaykh Osama Bin Laden was killed, but did the war against America cease?Ibrahim al-Rubaish, “Inspire Continues to Inspire,” Inspire 9 (2012): 6.

Ibrahim al-Rubaish, Senior Cleric, Winter 2012

“America wanted to deceive its nation by portraying its war as a war against particular individuals so with death of individuals war will ended [sic]. In that way America’s administration feel[s] some sort of victory by killing certain individuals. Just like what happened when they killed Shaykh Usama Bin Laden… Those miserable people haven’t yet realized that their war is waged against a nation that has principles and fundamentals.”Ibrahim al-Rubaish, “Inspire Continues to Inspire,” Inspire Magazine 9 (2012): 6.

Qaymi al-Raymi, Military Commander, Winter 2012

“O [Kuffar] Americans, we view our battle with you with this divine view: ‘Say, do you await for us except one of the two best things [i.e., martyrdom or victory] while we await for you that Allah will afflict you with punishment from Himself or at our hands? So wait; indeed we, along with you, are waiting.’ [9:52] Hence, we are a nation that does not surrender. It either dies or prevails. So contemplate and stand with yourselves an honest stand, perhaps you are guided to Islam, recognizing it as sovereign over you and give the jizyah [tax paid by non-Muslims under sharia law] willingly while you are humbled.” Abu Hurairah as-Sana’ani, “This is How We Win and This is How You Lose,” Inspire Magazine 9 (2012): 22.

HT Pakistan statement, October 21, 2012

“To the Generals, Air Marshals and Navy Admirals and officers of the Pakistan armed forces. Being the real rulers of this country, only through you can the ummah be liberated from the current crises, hardship and calamities that she faces at the hands of the Western capitalist states.”Michael Kugelman, “Another Threat in Pakistan, in Sheep’s Clothing,” New York Times, August 3, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/04/opinion/hizb-ut-tahrir-threatens-pakistan-from-within.html.

Said al-Shihri, Former Deputy AQAP Leader, July 2012

“America and its allies [have little left but] to run away from the Muslim lands, leaving with their tails tucked and their traitor agents to taste revenge from Muslims whose dignity has [sic] been abused; and by the hands of Mujahideen by will of Allah.”“Al-Malahim Media Presents a New Audio-Visual Message from Al-Qa’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s Shaykh Abu Sufyan Al-Azdi (Sa’id Al-Shehri): ‘Greetings and Support for the Mujahidin in Somalia and the Islamic Maghrib,’” Jihadology, July 27, 2012, http://jihadology.net/2012/05/22/al-mala%E1%B8%A5im-media-presents-a-new-audio-visual-message-from-al-qaidah-in-the-arabian-peninsulas-shaykh-abu-sufyan-al-azdi-said-al-shehri-greetings-and-support-for-the-mujahidin.

Said al-Shihri, Former Deputy AQAP Leader, July 2012

“To our brothers in religion, men of Islam, companions on the road in jihad against international Zionist Crusades and their agents on the land of Somalia. Peace and prayers be upon you.”“Al-Malahim Media Presents a New Audio-Visual Message from Al-Qa’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s Shaykh Abu Sufyan Al-Azdi (Sa’id Al-Shehri): ‘Greetings and Support for the Mujahidin in Somalia and the Islamic Maghrib,’” Jihadology, July 27, 2012, http://jihadology.net/2012/05/22/al-mala%E1%B8%A5im-media-presents-a-new-audio-visual-message-from-al-qaidah-in-the-arabian-peninsulas-shaykh-abu-sufyan-al-azdi-said-al-shehri-greetings-and-support-for-the-mujahidin.

Mokhtar Belmokhtar, Late 2011

Stresses the need to “attack Western and Jewish economic and military interests.”Myra MacDonald, “Belmokhtar burnishes jihadi credentials with Algeria attack,” Reuters, January 17, 2013, http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/17/sahara-crisis-belmokhtar-idUSL6N0AMCX620130117.